"This portfolio is a forest of knowledge from the trees of learning."

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Welcome to my (Colleen Kryczka's*) School Psychology portfolio. I am a graduate student in the University of Calgary's Master's of Education in School Psychology program. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for my final course in the program (APSY 684 - Domains of Competence), this website was created. The purpose of this website is to provide evidence of my competencies in the ten domains of school psychology, as outlined by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in the documents "School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice II" and "Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services". These documents helped to provide the framework for this website and a basis upon which evidence could be gathered to showcase my competencies in each of the ten domains. Through an examination of my coursework, assignments, and readings, this website will provide a comprehensive culmination of my learning and training to become a School Psychologist. Although my competencies are broken down into ten domains, in navigating through this site you will realize the overlap and connections that exist among the domains. Many of the examples and artifacts that I provide as evidence of my competency in a given domain, relate to many of the other domains as well. As a whole, my life experiences and learning throughout my graduate studies have all contributed to my level of competence as a School Psychologist. This portfolio is a forest of knowledge from the trees of learning.

I will begin a 1200 hour pre-Master's internship in School Psychology with School District 23 in Kelowna, BC, beginning in September 2010. Upon successful completion of this internship, I will have fulfilled my requirements for graduation from the University of Calgary and will have my Master's of Education degree in School Psychology conferred in June, 2011. It is my hope to continue to work as a School Psychologist in the Okanagan thereafter.

*Kryczka is my married name. Some documents contained in this website reflect my maiden name, Johnston.